Telelearning session - Session 8: Prospects and Challenges of the U.K Community Sustainability Act

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9 April, 2008

The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) is a joint project of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and the British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies (BCICS), funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

CSEHub and BALTA are pleased to invite your participation in two upcoming telelearning sessions!

Session 8: Prospects and Challenges of the U.K Community Sustainability Act

The United Kingdom Community Sustainability Act passed in October of 2007, five years after it was drafted by the new economics foundation (nef). Proponents believe that the Act holds tremendous promise for enabling local and regional action to reduce carbon emissions and to reduce carbon emissions and advance community development and the social economy.

What are the key components of this breakthrough legislation?
What are the opportunities it opens up for local authorities and community organizations?
What challenges does it confront civil society and the social economy with?
What challenges need to be faced as local government and the social economy prepare for implementation?

This telelearning session features Pat Conaty, with facilitation by Mike Lewis of the BC-Alberta Research Alliance on the Social Economy (BALTA). Please join us!

Call Logistics:
Session Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Call begins at 8:30 am PST, 9:30 am MST, 10:30 am CST, 11:30 am EST, 12:30 pm AST, and 1:00 pm NST
Call in information will be given upon registration
Register before April 7th to obtain dial-in information and background papers
This session is in English
Session Format: 1.25 Hour
Welcome: 5 minutes
Presentation: 35 minutes from the speaker
Discussion: 35 minutes
Registration: By Email or by Phone
Register by e-mailing with your name, location, and work or volunteer position. We will provide instructions on how to access the telelearning forum. Unfortunately, the session is only open to those residing in Canada. To register by phone call 1-250-472-4976.

Limited number of phone lines for session - register soon!